Online / 6 & 7 February 2021


Dirk Riehle

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Prof. Dr. Dirk Riehle, M.B.A., is the Professor of Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before joining academia, Riehle led the Open Source Research Group at SAP Labs, LLC, in Palo Alto, California (Silicon Valley). Riehle founded the Open Symposium (OpenSym, formerly WikiSym). He was the lead architect of the first UML virtual machine. He works on open source and inner source software engineering as well as agile software development methods and continuous delivery. Prof. Riehle holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zürich and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He welcomes email at, blogs at, and tweets as @dirkriehle.



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First Ph.D. then Open Source Startup
How to start an open source business while getting a Ph.D.
Saturday L.lightningtalks Lightning Talks 16:00 16:20